A pattern to try

 A while ago Anke donated a jumper pattern to the project for us to use. I had hoped to make it before posting so have been holding off for a while. But, weeks on I have only managed to do the front and one sleeve, which have come out very well but as time seems to be running away at the moment I thought I had better let you have it now. My version is in shades of purple and I like the striped effect.  Its an easy knit! 


Needles 3 ¼ and 4mm 

 Material required:Front:
Using 3 ¼mm needles cast on 60(66;72;78;80) sts; work in rib for 12(12;12;14;14) rows.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed in STST **until piece measures 55(61;70;80;84) rows** from beg. of STST.
Shape neck:
Knit 24(26;29;32;33) sts; turn and proceed as follows. Knit 1 row, then decrease 1 st at neck edge in next and every following alternate row to 20(22;25;27;28) sts; then continue without further shaping to 70(76;86;96;102) rows. Right side facing cast off.
Slip middle 12(14;14;14;14) sts onto stitch holder, rejoin yarn and work the other side accordingly.
DK, approx /size/ age : 
150g   –  18″  –  1yr
180g   – 20″   – 2yr
 200g  –  22″   -3/4yrs
 230g  – 24″    – 5/6yrs
 250g  – 26″    –  7yrs
  STST = stocking stitch
sts = stitches



As Front until **, then knit instead **until piece measures 60(66;75;85;89) rows**.
Then continue as for Front.

Sleeves (make 2):
Using 3 ¼ mm needles cast on 28(30;34;36;40) sts and rib for 12(12;12;14;14) sts. In next row change to needles 4, continue in STST and increase to 32(34;38;40;44) sts; then increase 1 st on each end in every 4th row to 50(56;62;66;72) sts. Then continue without further shaping to 46(52;60;66;74) rows from beg. of STST.

Join right shoulder seam. With right side facing and 3 ¼mm needles pick up and knit as follows: 14(15;15;16;16) sts along left side of neck (front);
12(14;14;14;14) sts from stitch holder;
14(15;15;16;16) sts along right side of neck (front);
10(10;12;12;14) sts along right side of neck (back);
12(14;14;14;14) sts from stitch holder;
10(10;12;12;14) sts along left side of neck (back).
= 72(78;82;84;88) sts.
Work in rib for 8 rows. Purl 9th row to make a fold ridge, then rib another 8 rows. Cast off in rib loosely, turn neckband in and loosely stitch to the inside.

Join left shoulder seam. Sew sleeves to the shoulders and join remaining side and sleeve seams. Darn in all ends.


If you spot any mistakes please do let me know so that I can make ammendments if necessary.

To view more of Anke’s work take a  look at her blog where she writes regularly about her knitting antics. 

Happy knitting!



Filed under crafts, my free patterns

3 responses to “A pattern to try

  1. Thanks for posting this, Emma.

    If anybody has any comments or queries about the pattern, please let me know!

  2. Should there be an opening at one of the shoulder seams for headroom?

    • Emma

      Hi Rosie, There isn’t a need for an opening as the neckband is stretchy enough to allow for headroom.
      Hope that helps!

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